Kana’s Korner – Interview with Kevin M. Connolly

Kana’s Korner – Intervi

Say hello to Kevin M. Connolly! Hear him talk about being Vladimir in League of Legends, reprising his role of Kain Fuery in Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, and how to ...
The Wandering Witch – Has New Shorts!

The Wandering Witch – Has New

Welcome, all, again. This time, I'll be shining a spotlight upon three entertaining new short programs: Danchigai; Wakaba*Girl; and Wakakozake. Admittedly, this is not the column I intended ...
Kana’s Korner- Interview with Elias Toufexis (2015)

Kana’s Korner- Interview with

Jack in with Elias Toufexis, the man behind Adam Jensen of Deus Ex: Human Revolution and Federico Auditore da Firenze of Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood. He'll even talk about roles ...
Hello Kitty’s Supercute Friendship Festival Overview

Hello Kitty’s Supercute Frien

There are many characters we recognize from our childhood, but in a day and age where they’re constantly being “reinvented” it’s nice to see a certain little girl with overalls ...
Kana’s Korner – Interview with John Patrick Lowrie and Ellen Mclain

Kana’s Korner – Intervi

John Patrick Lowrie is Team Fortress 2's Sniper. Ellen Mclain is GLADos. Together they are the (Fairy) God (Mother and Father) of Wish Inc. Two titanic ...
The Oxymoron of American J-Rock: A Closer Look at What Makes J-Pop and J-Rock Japanese

The Oxymoron of American J-Rock: A

What the heck is American J-Rock? Better question: Do you know what J-Rock, or J-Pop for that matter, really means? While you probably think you have an answer, pinning down ...
Kana’s Korner – Interview with Cards Against Humanity’s Community Manager

Kana’s Korner – Intervi

Lots of people enjoy Cards Against Humanity. But who are the people who make this unique game? Well wonder no more because we got Jenn Bane, Cards Against ...
The Wandering Witch – Anniversary Edition!

The Wandering Witch – Anniver

Welcome, all, again. This is a very special column for me, marking my first anniversary as a content contributor to the Fan! I've ...
Kayarath’s Adventures in Tanoshiicon

Kayarath’s Adventures in Tano

”Sorry, we're sold out.” the registration guy told me. “What do you mean you sold out? How many people showed up for this thing?” I asked in shocked response. ...
Kana’s Korner – Interview with Crystal Lonnquist

Kana’s Korner – Intervi

Crystal Lonnquist is here in the Korner. She voices every female character in Rack N Ruin, plus Latha/Mandala from Technobabylon. Will she survive the Korner intact? ...
Kana’s Korner – Interview with Baschfire

Kana’s Korner – Intervi

DJ Baschfire is ready to jam! He's not the newest staff member, he's a mixer and raver. You've seen him at Youmacon, you've subscribed to him on Bandcamp ...
Kana’s Korner – Interview with Falconshield

Kana’s Korner – Intervi

Are you ready to rock? I hope you are because Falconshield is here! They make video game lore inspired music and now they're here to rock out with ...
Kana’s Korner – Interview with Rich Alvarez

Kana’s Korner – Intervi

Do you like Let's Plays? Smashing stuff? Live action parodies of Italian plumbers? Then let me introduce you to Rick Alvarez, a video game themed Youtuber with ...
The Wandering Witch – Deja View, All Over Again…

The Wandering Witch – Deja Vi

Welcome all, again. As I watch another viewing season wind down, I am very grateful for the quality and diversity of the programming that ...

Tempest’s Review of AnimeNEXT 2014

Posted on Jun 15 2014
Tempest’s Review of AnimeNEXT 2014
This was my first convention where I ever had down-time. Typically, the minute I receive the schedule, I cover it in highlighter marks for all the panels I intend to attend — often multiple during the same block of time. Then, it’s a race to see how I can possibly be in three places at once, or a competition to see which panel is the most important for me to attend.

AnimeNEXT 2014 — Tempest’s Interview with Rookiez is Punk’d

Posted on Jun 11 2014
AnimeNEXT 2014 — Tempest’s Interview with Rookiez is Punk’d
At AnimeNEXT we conducted a round-table style interview which included Dani from all-fiction.net, Melissa from jrockrevolution.com, and me (Tempest) asking questions of three of the members of Rookiez is Punk’d: 2Rash, Shinnosuke and U. Takumi chose to stay out of the limelight and took pictures instead.

Tempest’s Downpour — What I Learned From Madoka Magica

Posted on Jul 21 2013
Tempest’s Downpour — What I Learned From Madoka Magica
Warning: the following contains all the spoilers for Puella Magi Madoka Magica. If you haven’t finished the series, what are you waiting for? It isn’t long. You can view it for free, legally, on Crunchyroll. Do it.

Tempest’s Con Survival Guide — Packing A Cosplay

Posted on Feb 17 2013
Tempest’s Con Survival Guide — Packing A Cosplay
Cosplayers set new goals after each convention, sometimes seven times in a year. The greatest challenge: actually getting the costume to a convention in one piece.

Tempest’s Downpour – How Lego Batman 2 Beat Me

Posted on Jan 20 2013
Tempest’s Downpour – How Lego Batman 2 Beat Me
Busting out my new PS3 with its bundled games to ring in the new year, I had certain expectations. I expected that Lego Harry Potter Years 5-7 would be dull compared to the books, that Little Big Planet Karting would make a fantastic new coaster and that Lego Batman 2 would be everything I hate about Batman: the Brave and the Bold, with easy controls and utter mindlessness.

Tempest’s Downpour – Anime In-Jokes 13: Like, Love, And What Love’s Like In Japan

Posted on Dec 16 2012
Tempest’s Downpour – Anime In-Jokes 13: Like, Love, And What Love’s Like In Japan
I explained in the last Anime In-Jokes that Christmas is a time for couples to celebrate in Japan. Lovers trade gifts and gather around the traditional bucket of KFC to enjoy this romantic holiday.

Tempest’s Downpour – Interview With Paul St. Peter

Posted on Nov 18 2012
Tempest’s Downpour – Interview With Paul St. Peter
Tempest had the pleasure of interviewing Paul St. Peter during AnimeUSA. Some of you may remember him from your childhood as the voices of Wormmon and Leomon. Some more experienced otaku know him as Zor Prime from Robotech. Others of you know him as Xemnas from Kingdom Hearts and Nine-Tail Fox from Naruto.

Tempest’s Downpour – Pokemon Black & Blue Review

Posted on Oct 21 2012
Tempest’s Downpour – Pokemon Black & Blue Review
In response to the recent release of Pokemon Black/White 2, PETA released its own anti-Pokemon game: Pokemon Black and Blue. The trouble is, it’s incredibly fun to play.

Tempest’s Downpour – The Anime Girl

Posted on Oct 07 2012
Tempest’s Downpour – The Anime Girl
A truly unusual person has been getting a lot of newsworthy attention lately. Anastasiya Shpagina, known as the “anime girl,” has twined the threshold between reality and fantasy in a beautiful and unsettling way. Using makeup, she crafts her face to look like her beloved anime characters.

Tempest’s Downpour – Persona 3 & 4 Spinoffs

Posted on Sep 02 2012
Tempest’s Downpour – Persona 3 & 4 Spinoffs
Atlus’ hugely popular Persona games have erupted in related spinoffs: sequels, remakes, an anime and now a fighting game. Let’s take a look at the series that has changed the world of RPGs forever.